This season of harvest is all about pumpkins, pumpkins, and more pumpkins. Although we’ve been blessed with sunny skies, the days are getting shorter and the temperatures are starting to drop fast. Fortunately, there’s plenty to do in North Lake Tahoe all month long before all of the ghosts, ghouls, and goblins come out on Halloween.
Oct. 5-7 and 12-14: Harvest Fest at Resort at Squaw Creek
During the first two weekends in October the Resort at Squaw Creek is inviting the public to come out and celebrate the changing of the seasons with plenty of autumn-oriented activities to participate in such as the apple-bobbing contest, face painting, fishing derby, pumpkin decorating, and more. Enjoy caramel apples and the Scary Stories and S’mores event…if you dare. Visit the Resort at Squaw Creek Harvest Fest event page for more details.
Oct. 13: Dog Days of Fall at Burnt Cedar Beach
This is by far your pooch’s favorite event of the year as he (or she) gets to splash around in the Burnt Cedar Pool with all of his other four-legged friends! There are also fun contests including the pet and owner look-alike contest, the fastest swimmer, best pet trick, best costume, and more. https://www.yourtahoeplace.com/events/dog-days-of-fall-1
Oct. 19-20: Little Shop of Howlers Haunted House at the Pet Network
The Pet Network Humane Society (401 Village Boulevard, Incline Village) promises to deliver a night of absolute terror by transforming its building into a spooky haunted house that’s not for the faint of heart. Clowns, ghosts, witches, zombies, and evil doctors are just a few of the scary characters that one will encounter in this 11-room house of horror. Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door. This is a PG-13 event happening from 7pm-11:30pm. Find more info at https://www.petnetwork.org/haunted-house.
Oct. 25- Incline Village Recreation Center Trail of Treats and Terror
For a mellow event that’s more about the treats than the terror, then this long-running Halloween event put on by the Incline Village Recreation Center is a must for trick-or-treaters of all ages. From 4-7pm, families can stroll between the Lake Tahoe School, the Recreation Center, Sierra Nevada College, and the Parasol building to partake in fun festive activities. This event is perfect for kids ages 0-13 (except for SNC’s Haunted House which may scare the little ones) and FREE, so come marvel at the creative costumes and hang out with fellow Incline parents as everyone ushers their kids along the Halloween-inspired trail.
Warm Up with a Coffee or Lunch at Sunshine Deli & Catering
Right off of 919 Incline Way in Incline Village, Sunshine Deli is a great place to go for lunch if you are yearning for a homemade, heartwarming dish that you don’t feel like trying to make yourself. They switch up their lunch menu daily, but usually offer seasonal salads, wraps, sandwiches, grilled veggie dishes, and more. Grab a filling dish, coffee, and pair it with a decadent pastry (the berry squares are my favorite). The best part is that they have free brewed coffee, WiFi, and a whole separate dining room with a fireplace and olive oils and teas for sale.
It’s time to get the ski jackets, scarves, beanies, and gloves out and start sipping those hazelnut and pumpkin lattes!
— Kayla Anderson